Blighted Lands

Photo courtesy of Samuel Kenyon. A blighted property is defined as being deemed unfit to live in by Housing Authorities. This may be because of vermin, lack of basic needs such as hot water, or a fire hazard situation. “Blighted Lands” in then is a group of contiguous such properties. These are often neighborhoods...

Harlem

For my assignment, I chose to walk around different parts of Manhattan.  I looked at parts of Upper Eastside Manhattan and Mid-Town Manhattan but I mainly focused on Harlem.  Historically, Harlem has always been a predominantly poor area consisting of mainly African Americans.  Today, that is not the case as many parts of Harlem...

Some of Queens from the Middle

Poverty and Affluence go hand in hand. We live in a world where it’s the rich vs. the poor.  With all that I have been reading and general life experience I realize money makes the world go round.  If you’re like me then you’re just stuck in the middle. There’s room to grow but...

Scenery Sells

A walk around New York City probably ranks as one of, if not the absolute, the most diverse walks a person will ever take in their life.  This city of almost nine million people can be thought of as a melting pot for many different faces and races, and while this is true to...

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